NEW YORK—Insurance and financial services giant American International Group has hired Nicholas Ashooh as senior vice president of communications. He succeeds John Wooster, who had filled that role on a temporary basis since year-end 2005, and earlier had been AIG vice president of communications from 1989 to 2001.
Most recently, Ashooh was vice president of corporate communications at American Electric Power, a role he assumed in 2000. Prior to that, he was vice president of public affairs and corporate communications at Niagara Mohawk Power for eight years and held communications position at Paramount Communications and Public Service of New Hampshire.
Ashooh will report directly to AIG president and chief executive Martin Sullivan. His new responsibilities will include corporate and employee communications, publications, advertising and global branding, media and public relations, marketing communications and the AIG archives. He will also have management responsibility for communications policies, programs and activities undertaken by AIG subsidiaries domestically and overseas.